This quote from my website explains my inspirations….. ..my contemporary abstract landscapes, influenced by the work of Diebenkorn, Sargent, and Sorolla among others, capture the fleeting moments of the sublime, the vast beauty of nature, which humbles us all.
What is your favorite piece?
Oh oh, impossible to choose a favorite piece! I do, on occasion hold back a few to keep for inspiration for future paintings. Currently, I am loving the most abstract ones, like these:
DRIFTING ON THE TIDE 36X36
SUNRISE OVER ATLANTIC 12X12
How has the your area influenced your work?
My time at the NC coast provide me with great inspiration. I love the vast spread of the marsh, sky, and ocean; the changing light quality, depending on the season is sensational. I am also inspired by time spent in the Caribbean – the clear intense hues of the water make for a very interesting palette.
What is your favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill?
Most recently, I have enjoyed Mercato Pizzaria in Carrboro. It opened recently by the Barker family of the former Magnolia Grill (Durham). Thin gourmet pizza, fabulous salads, and Karen Barker’s desserts are back!